This is such a perfect example of what is so indicative of Zero and team. If these people tell you the sky is blue, you’d better go outside and check. Odds are, if it comes from their mouths, it’s a lie.
The Obama administration mounted a new argument Monday for why skeptical lawmakers and U.S. allies should back the preliminary nuclear agreement with Iran, calling it a “forever agreement” that would block all pathways to a nuclear weapon and set up tough international inspections with no end date.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, in a rare appearance at the White House press briefing, used that term in defending the deal he helped strike in Switzerland.
“I want to say this is not an agreement for 10 years or 15 years or 20 years. It is a long-term agreement with a whole set of phases,” he said. “And if Iran earns over this time period trust and confidence in their peaceful objectives, well then over time the constraints will, in phases, ease up, but never get lower than the additional protocol and all of the access that it provides.
“So that’s the way we’re thinking about it. It’s not a fixed-year agreement. It’s a forever agreement in a certain sense, with different stages.”
Yet, as Moniz acknowledged, the fact-sheet circulated by the White House last week includes a series of expiration dates for key components of the deal.
- A commitment by Iran to reduce its centrifuges by two-thirds and enrich uranium with only 5,060 of them for 10 years.
- A commitment by Iran not to enrich uranium at the Fordo facility for at least 15 years.
- A commitment by Iran not to build any new facilities to enrich uranium for 15 years.
Asked Monday how this could be considered “forever,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said they were referring to how Iran would have to submit to a new set of intrusive nuclear inspections, as part of provisions that have “no end date.”
Moniz likewise pointed to these comprehensive inspections – part of what he called “unprecedented” access and transparency — in calling this a “forever agreement.” (Some of those inspection requirements still have end-dates on them, though much further out than 10 or 15 years.) …….
This is a regime which has always, and continues today, does their “death to America” chants and whatnot. This is a regime which has perpetually called for the destruction of Israel. 10, 15, or 20 years mean nothing to Iran.
Doesn’t matter. Iran will have a nuclear weapon before the 15 years is up. But, then, so will Saudi …… mostly because they see this “agreement” for what it is. It’s a bragging point for Zero’s legacy with no substance. Can anyone point to a time in history when international “weapons inspectors” were ever worth a damn? But, Zero and team don’t care about the consequences …. or perhaps they’re actively pursuing them …. They just want a bragging button. They want to say they brokered some accord in the Mid-East. Of course, none of this has anything to do with Iran still and will continue to fund the Shia terrorist groups. Time hasn’t come today, but, it’s getting closer and closer.